Hormones and the blood-brain barrier.

  title={Hormones and the blood-brain barrier.},
  author={Richard Hampl and Marie Bi{\vc}{\'i}kov{\'a} and Lucie Sosvorov{\'a}},
  journal={Hormone molecular biology and clinical investigation},
  volume={21 3},
Hormones exert many actions in the brain, and brain cells are also hormonally active. To reach their targets in brain structures, hormones must overcome the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB is a unique device selecting desired/undesired molecules to reach or leave the brain, and it is composed of endothelial cells forming the brain vasculature. These cells differ from other endothelial cells in their almost impermeable tight junctions and in possessing several membrane structures such as… CONTINUE READING
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